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The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library:
Curbside Pickup: Place your holds at www.racinelibrary.info or call 262.636.9217. The pick-up tent is located on Lake Ave, upon arrival please call the posted number. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mobile Curbside Pickup: Have your holds placed on the bookmobile. Pick up from a location near you. Visit www.racinelibrary.info for Bookmobile schedule.
Quarantine Time Length: Materials returned to RPL are quarantined for four days. Materials are not checked in until after quarantine. You may get notices that your items have not been returned, if this has not changed after six days past the day of return please call. RPL is fine free, no charge will be reflected against your account.
Call Center: Call or text, 262.636.9217, RPL your reference questions we are standing by to help! Email email@example.com Staff is available Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Internet Services: By appointment use the internet, print, fax, ask questions, and scan! Thirty-minute sessions (no extensions will be made), a library card is required. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Southwest entrance by Lake Ave. Call 262.636.9217 to make an appointment.
Online Tutoring: Sponsored by Lakeshores Library System, Brainfuse is an online tutoring service. Practice tests, writing labs, and a 24 hour chat is available to help answer student questions. All you need is your library card and pin to access this service. https://www.lakeshores.lib.wi.us/brainfuse/login.pl
Creative Bug: Explore 100’s of crafting videos! Check out this new service and find your new hobby! https://www.creativebug.com/lib/lakeshoreslib
Monday Doodles: Visit RPL’s FB/IG/Newsletter for doodle ideas. Share your drawings with RPL!
Weekly Brain Teaser: Like Riddles? RPL shares one every Monday, visit RPL’s FB/IG/Newsletter. If you have the answer email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Tales: 10 a.m. | Tuesdays| Facebook Live. Join Miss Carrie and Miss Ali on Facebook live, they are sharing stories and songs.
Family Storytime: 10 a.m. | Wednesdays | FB/IG. Join Miss Gail for weekly stories.
Musical Family Storytime: 10 a.m. | Thursdays | FB/IG. Miss Carrie has fun songs and stories to share with you.
Girls Who Code Club: 3 p.m.| October 7 | Google Hangouts. Fourth through eighth-grade girls are invited to join RPL in the world of coding. Create interactive coding games and stories, in a fun girl positive environment. Register at www.racinelibrary.info
You are an Artist!: 2 p.m.| October 8 | Youtube. Taking craft ideas from the book “You are an Artist,” Ms. Rebecca and Ms. Ali create crafts from household items. Check it out on FB/IG/YouTube
First Chapter Fridays: 1 p.m. | October 9 | FB/IG. Let our Youth Services librarians whet your appetites for some amazing books. We’ll share the first chapters of some of our favorites, from early chapter books through Young Adult. Each week will feature a new story, so don’t miss out!
All Ages Programs
Read Woke Reading Challenge (Online via Beanstack): October 1-March 31
Discover diverse books for children, teens, and adults. Use the Beanstack tracker app or visit racinelibrary.beanstack.org to participate in this online challenge.
Anti-Racism Book Group: Mondays, 1 p.m., Online via Zoom; weekly the book group picks, reads, and discusses books on the topics of racism and black culture. To join the group and for more information please email email@example.com
Why do we Call it That? 6 p.m.| October 6 | Zoom. From Duck Lake to Lake Como and Bigfoot Lake to Geneva Lake, this program explains how and why key places in our local area got their name. While the main focus will be Walworth County, Michael will be including stories of Racine County names also. Register at www.racinelibrary.info for zoom link
Quick Book Looks: 11 a.m.| October 7 | FB/IG. Weekly a new adult book is shared and discussed. Find your next favorite read!
Digital Devices Explained: 1 p.m.| October 8 | Zoom. In the market for a new tablet, phone, or laptop? This program is for you! We will go over devices, features, and answer your questions. Register at www.racinelibrary.info
Genealogy Club: 3:30 p.m.| October 8 | Zoom. Monthly the genealogy club explores news topics, meet other genealogy enthusiasts, and learn new tools and tricks for research. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Programs are at 75 Seventh Street, Racine, WI 53403 unless stated otherwise.
A sign language interpreter is available with one week’s notice. For information, call the library’s business office at 262-636-9170.